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scha·den·freu·de

 (shäd′n-froi′də)
n.
Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

[German : Schaden, damage (from Middle High German schade, from Old High German scado) + Freude, joy (from Middle High German vreude, from Old High German frewida, from frō, happy).]

Schadenfreude

(ˈʃaːdənfrɔydə)
n
delight in another's misfortune
[German: from Schaden harm + Freude joy]

scha•den•freu•de

(ˈʃɑd nˌfrɔɪ də)

n.
pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
[1890–95; < German, =Schaden harm + Freude joy]

schadenfreude

A German word meaning harm joy, used to mean pleasure taken at the misfortunes of someone else.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schadenfreude - delight in another person's misfortuneSchadenfreude - delight in another person's misfortune
delectation, delight - a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all"
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Translations
škodolibost
skadefryd
kahjurõõm
vahingonilo
schadenfreude
káröröm
skadeglädje

schadenfreude

Schadenfreude [ˈʃaɑːdənfrɔɪdə] njoie f maligne (suscitée par le malheur d'autrui)
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If you still donAAEt know what I mean keep a lookout for the Elton John tribute scene in which Dr Schadenfreud plays a piano to a crowd of evil scientists.
What sad, lonely people these are, incapable of empathy or compassion, whose only joy is Schadenfreud, barricading themselves against a world they can't understand but want desperately to dominate.
Quiza sea ir demasiado lejos decir, con Lodge, que James sintio schadenfreud, la palabra alemana que significa alegria por el mal ajeno.